August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

Boston Medical Center and OBAT TTA will be recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) in support of the thousands of individuals and families who have been affected by overdoses.  By bringing awareness to overdose, the goal of IOAD is to lessen the stigma that harms people with substance use disorders and acknowledge the grief felt by loved ones of those lost to overdose.

The current scale of the opioid epidemic shows that no community is immune to being faced with drug-related deaths. Communities, families, people who use drugs, government officials, international organizations, businesses and policy makers must come together in a shared effort to reduce the tragedy of overdose.

If you would like to read more about International Overdose Awareness Day or see the calendar of events being held on August 31st, please visit